Assembly Members say yes to more powers over School Governors and promoting cultural activites
24 February 2010
The National Assembly for Wales today passed two draft Orders which will draw further powers down from Westminster.
The National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Education) Order 2010 will mean more powers for the National Assembly over school governors in Wales.
The Order will enable the National Assembly to legislate in relation to, for example improvements in school governance arrangements and advice and training for governors.
The National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Culture and other fields) Order 2010 confers powers that would enable statutory duties to be placed on local authorities in Wales to promote ‘high quality’ cultural and sporting activities.
At present those activities are only provided on a discretionary basis with mandatory services given priority when finances are tight.
Both orders will now be sent to the Secretary of State for Wales, who is responsible for laying them before Parliament for approval by both the House of Commons and House of Lords, before being given Royal approval in Privy Council.